Foundation powder is seriously a savior. If you’ve ever used it, you know what I’m talking about. Even if you don’t have super oily skin, foundation powder is fabulous for softening the look of pores and helping makeup to stay put for longer. I could rave about it for days. Instead, I’ll just give you my secret recipe for a diy foundation powder that will save you loads of money, and will change your makeup game. You’re welcome.

The Recipe and Ingredients

If you’ve read my post on getting softer fuller lips, you know that I love to use easy-to-find ingredients. I have this total pet-peeve of seeing something on pinterest that I NEED to make, only to find out I need five super expensive, exotic ingredients to make it. Don’t worry, girl. I won’t do that to you.

This recipe calls for what you have in your kitchen. Since everyone has a different skin tone, it also calls for a little experimentation to find your color. I recommend starting with a fluffy white base – like corn starch, all purpose flour, or baking soda. Depending on your skin tone determines how much white to use. I’m a preeeeeetty white chick, so my ratio of baking soda is high. 

Next, to add some pigment, use cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg or all of the above. Remember to not go too crazy with the cocoa powder since it will darken the mixture faster than you might expect. My DIY foundation powder recipe ended up being about 2 tbsp of baking soda with 1-1.5 tsp cocoa powder.



After you’ve applied all of your face makeup – everything but mascara and lipstick – use a fluffy brush to lightly pat your foundation powder on. I usually get the shiniest around my t-zone, so I make sure to cover those areas well.


I’m such a big fan of foundation powders because of the finished look they give your makeup look. That and Mascara I think totally make a makeup look! What’s your must-have makeup item? Let me know in the comments!

13 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Foundation Powder for Under $10”

  1. I love this idea! One of the issues I have with makeup is that it doesn’t seem natural to me and it usually ends up irritating my eyes which doesn’t seem like a good sign. I like that this seems like a natural alternative! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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